football, Gaelic Sport popular in Ireland and dating from the 16th century. Each side has 15 players who may kick, punch, or pass the ball, but not throw it. Players may not pick the ball up from the ground; it may be carried for four paces, and then has to be bounced, kicked or punched away. The pitch is 128m (420ft) and 146m (480ft) long and between 77m (252ft) and 91m (300ft) wide with goalposts at each end. One point is scored for putting the ball over the bar, and three for driving it under the bar. The game lasts 60 minutes (except in the All-Ireland semi-finals and final when it lasts 80 minutes) with two halves, and is controlled by a referee and four goal umpires.
More From encyclopedia.com
Kilauea , Kilauea Volcanic crater in Hawaii, on se Hawaii Island. It last erupted in 1968 and is the largest active crater in the world. Height: 1,247m (4,090f… hurling , hurling (hurley) One of the national sports of Ireland. It is played by two teams of 15 on a field 137 × 82m (450 × 270ft), at each end of which are… Handball , Handball is a ubiquitous term used to describe two distinct sports whose evolution occurred without any reference to one another. Each sport is playe… Jungfrau , Jungfrau •middlebrow •eyebrow, highbrow •Hausfrau • lowbrow • Jungfrau Jungfrau Mountain peak in the Swiss Alps, first climbed in 1811. Height: 4158m… Annapurna , Annapurna Mountain massif in the Himalayas, n central Nepal, notoriously dangerous to climbers. It has two of the world's highest peaks: Annapurna 1… Triceratops , triceratops •apse, collapse, craps, elapse, lapse, perhaps, schnapps •prolapse • synapse • Lesseps •quadriceps •biceps, triceps •forceps •traipse, tr…
About this article
All Sources -
Updated Aug 08 2016 About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
You Might Also Like